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About Brian


Brian Thorp, R Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

(613) 552-2534


I studied and graduated at International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ottawa.

My Approach

I also use more traditional acupuncture methods and have a high-quality electrostimulation device when needed.

I have recently studied Esoteric Acupuncture, developed by Dr. Mikio Sankey Ph. D, L. Ac. This is using combinations of points which are in geometric shapes to enhance a meditation practice.

I practice Cranial Sacral Therapy and Sound Healing and combine these with Acupuncture. I offer the sound of a didgeridoo with a hand drum or a singing bowl while working with specific tones, tempos and rhythm structures to intentionally focus the treatment.

Hello, my name is Brian Thorp and I am a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMPAO.

My goal is to inspire you with the possibilities that lie ahead through Acupuncture.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not rely on validation by western medical standards, simply because it was perfected and has been highly effective for thousands of years before western medicine.

It works by helping signals between our brains and our body. The needles bring harmony to states of imbalance and after a series of treatments, most people experience improvement.

Acupuncture is often the last thing people try after having limited success with other modalities. It accesses a system of energy, or Qi, which runs in the fascia and collagen where it has remained hidden from modern medicine until only recently. Surgeons and Osteopaths use the fascia to do their work and Acupuncturists literally plug into this!
(Read “The Spark in the Machine” by Daniel Keown M.B., Ch.B., L. Ac.)

On many occasions, Acupuncture is applied to a part of the body that holographically represents the location of the injury. This allows the client to move the injured limb while they receive needles in the opposite, healthy limb, or the upper extremity to treat the lower. Usually, the pain can be “chased out” as the treatment follows the remaining areas until the pain is gone.

When needles are inserted accurately most people experience a reduction in pain, dizziness, numbness etc. This has been called the Balance Method and was developed and taught by the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan whose course I took in 2016.I also use more traditional acupuncture methods and have a high-quality electrostimulation device when needed.

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